For our Six Cs of Education Unit we have these bus commercials (1:22) as one of our ways to represent collaboration.
Collaboration or teamwork as it is often referred to can sometimes be a major challenge for educators. As students are more and more engrossed in their own devices they can find working together in person a struggle and sometimes just not necessary.
This video addresses the following elements represented in Monsters University :
- “Can you work in teams by building knowledge together in physical environments , can you interact and work positively with others, in-person, and do you value the perspectives of others”
In this 1:22 second clip from three different commercials made by the same bus company we see team work in full effect. The first commercial shows how a group of penguins work together to protect themselves from a shark. The second commercial shows how a group of ants work together to survive the attack of an ant eater. The third commercial shows how a series of crabs work together to survive the attack of a seagull.
Recommendation: Have the class enjoy the entire video once uninterrupted. The second time through stop the video after each commercial and discuss what they see.
Collaboration Lesson Plan Discussion Ideas:
- Which video do you think they had to work together the most?
- Which video do you like the most and why?
- Do you think most people prefer group work? Why or why not?